Easter holidays 2017

Ahoy! This holiday you can work on your ‘sailor craft in the age of sail’ skills with the team.

Make your own: ship in a bottle, sea chests, sea maps, and scrimshaw.

There’s lots of live entertainment too, including enthralling pirate puppet shows and “The Voyage of the Mystery” a spell-binding and truly interactive live show featuring a mix of music, story-telling, drama and role play.

Over Easter weekend there’s Chocolate casting – join us and make your own Easter chocolate shapes.

There’s also a daily Easter trail.

Children will love the Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny exhibition, which brings to life one of the greatest small boat survival stories in history, featuring relics from the voyage and a specially built reproduction of the HMS Bounty launch, giving a very real sense of the situation of the 18 men who sailed it over 3600 nautical miles across the Pacific.

And of course there are all the usual family favourites: 15 galleries over four floors, jump aboard the boats, climb the 100 foot Look Out Tower, watch shipwrights at work in the boat building workshop, go under water in the Tidal Zone, hear ocean adventures + survival stories, learn to sail miniature boats on our waterfront boat pool.

Dates and times:

Wednesday 5 April
1200 – 1515: Sailor Craft Make and Takes
Clive Pig the Story Fella – various times throughout the day

Thursday 6 April
1200 – 1515: Sailor Craft Make and Takes
Rattlebox Theatre Pirate Puppet Show – various times throughout the day

Friday 7 April
1200 – 1515: Sailor Craft Make and Takes
Dave Oliver Storytelling – various times throughout the day

Saturday 8 April
1200 – 1515 Sailor Craft Make and Takes

Sunday 9 April
1200 – 1515: Sailor Craft Make and Takes

Monday 10 April
1200 – 1515: Sailor Craft Make and Takes
“Voyage of The Mystery” live show, various performances – various times throughout the day

Tuesday 11 April
1200 – 1515: Sailor Craft Make and Takes
“Voyage of The Mystery” live show, – various times throughout the day

Wednesday 12 April
1200 – 1515: Sailor Craft Make and Takes
Clive Pig the Storyfella – -various times throughout the day

Thursday 13 April
1200 – 1515: Sailor Craft Make and Takes
“Voyage of The Mystery” live show, various performances – various times throughout the day

Friday 14 April
1200 – 1515: Sailor Craft Make and Takes
Chocolate casting

Saturday 15 April
1200 – 1515: Sailor Craft Make and Takes
Chocolate casting

Sunday 16 April

1200 – 1515: Sailor Craft Make and Takes
Chocolate casting

Monday 17 April
1200 – 1515: Sailor Craft Make and Takes
Chocolate casting